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51,652 Dengue Cases In Selangor Last Year

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SHAH ALAM – The number of dengue cases in Selangor dropped 18 per cent to 51,652 cases throughout last year compared with 63,198 cases in 2015.

The Chairman of the Permanent Committee on Health, Welfare, Women and Family Affairs Dr Daroyah Alwi said of the total cases reported, 78 fatalities were recorded last year compared with 127 deaths in the year before (2015).

“… and (from Jan 1) until March 25 this year, Selangor registered 11,598 dengue cases which was a drop of 36 per cent compared with 2016 where the number was 18,204 cases.

“During the period under review, 12 fatal cases were reported in 2017 compared with 29 cases in 2016 which was a decline of 59 per cent in fatal cases,” she said during the question and answer session at the Selangor State Assembly sitting, here today.

She disclosed this when replying to a question from Mat Shuhaimi Shafie (PKR-Sri Muda) on the number of dengue cases recorded throughout 2016 in the state of Selangor. – BERNAMA

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